Mercedes-Benz unveils the much awaited global SUV, the dynamic GLC; and the stunning S-Class Cabriolet at the 13th Auto Expo

S Class Cabriolet showcased at Auto Expo 2016 in New Delhi

Showcases the epitome of luxury and safety on wheels- the Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Guard

  • 12 exhilarating models on display at the Mercedes-Benz pavilion
  • One of the most vibrant range from the Mercedes-Benz portfolio: the beautiful A 200 d to the ultimate off-roader G 500 4X42, to the Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Guard
  • Presented the SUV without a predecessor in India; the exuberant GLC promises to charm the sporty SUV lover
  • Unveiled the elegant S-Class Cabriolet – the four-seater beauty emanates class and dynamism
  • Mercedes-Benz is driven by the philosophy of ‘Winning’ in 2016 with a spate of 12 new products and 10 new dealerships

India’s largest luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz India today presented a glimpse of its ‘Winning’ products from its global portfolio for the Indian market. Mercedes-Benz India unveiled the much awaited dynamic SUV- the GLC; the stunningly attractive S-Class Cabriolet and showcased the exquisitely crafted fortress on wheels, the Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Guard. Both the global products which do not have a predecessor in India, were unveiled by Roland Folger, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India

Roland Folger MD CEO Mercedes-Benz India with the S Class Cabriolet at the Auto Expo 2016

Unveiling this winning range of products, Roland Folger, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India commented, “The Auto Expo today has evolved into a global motor show and represents the prowess of the burgeoning Indian auto industry. We chose this platform to showcase the best products from our global portfolio for our discerning Indian customers, partners and brand enthusiasts. We kick-started 2016 with the spirit of ‘Winning’ and our products showcased indeed promise an exhilarating year ahead. We are confident that 2016 will be packed with some of the most stunning product introductions, novel brand showcases and other initiatives which will redefine the way customers experience luxury in the Indian automotive segment.”

“The GLC and the S-Class Cabriolet are two of the most successful global products without a predecessor in India and we will be introducing them this year. With these introductions we will strengthen two segments which witnessed the highest growth last year: the SUV and the Dream Cars. While the GLC’s launch will boost our SUV offering even further, the S-Class Cabriolet’s addition will bring in a new dimension to the top-end luxury cabriolets in India.”

Roland Folger MD CEO Mercedes-Benz India at the showcase of GLC at the Auto Expo 2016

Auto Expo 2016 Product Showcase:
The highly anticipated GLC was unveiled at the Auto Expo. The GLC is a unique, sporty and dynamic SUV which combines the ultimate in driving comfort, with impressive on road and off-road capabilities. The design philosophy behind the new GLC essentially favours sensual purity and modern aesthetics over the classic off-road look. The paradigm shift in the area of design affects not only the outside appearance. The new design idiom combines sensual purity with dynamic sportiness and embodies a new interpretation of modern luxury. With a Cd value of 0.31, it sets a clear benchmark in this segment.
The new GLC offers the DYNAMIC SELECT handling control system with five driving programs as standard. In addition to the ECO, COMFORT, SPORT, SPORT+ and INDIVIDUAL settings which are familiar from other models, the new all-rounder is also
be equipped with the Off-Road Engineering package. The nine-stage 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission also comes as standard for the GLC 300 4MATIC.

S-Class Cabriolet
The S-Class Cabriolet is the 6th variant of the current S-Class family and the first open-top luxury four-seater from Mercedes-Benz since 1971. The S-Class Cabriolet symbolizes Mercedes-Benz’s passion for creating individual and timeless exclusive mobility for customers. The V8 engine of the S 500 Cabrio has an output of 335 kW (455 hp). The displacement stands at 4663 cc and the engine produces peak torque of 700 Nm from 1800 rpm. The S-Class Cabriolet is fitted as standard with the full-support AIRMATIC semi-active air suspension featuring infinitely variable damping control.
Innovative solutions such as the luggage compartment bulkhead made of aluminium and magnesium as well as the aluminium rear floor also lower the body shell weight to the level of the S-Class Coupé. The S-Class Cabriolet has a host of safety features. The standard-fit roll-over protection system behind the rear head restraints features pyrotechnic initiation of the actuators for the first time, in addition to which the roll bars themselves are moved into position by a gas generator. The multilayer, taut soft top underscores the vehicle’s class when closed. The switch in the centre console can be used to open and close the soft top while on the move up to a speed of 60 km/h. Opening and closing take around 20 seconds.

Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Guard: Highest level of comfort and protection
The Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Guard combines a host of superlatives. As a special-protection vehicle, the perfection and exclusivity of the S-Class and the modern luxury of Maybach, meet the highest standards creating a room for invincible personal safety. In the most critical scenarios with amounts of explosives that are far higher than those in standard tests, even with HG85 in the area of the roof and floor, the Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Guard remains on the ground and offers the best possible resistance. It is also resistant to blasts from the side with explosive fragmentation charges. Even under fire, the vehicle with the highest possible rating for protection against ballistics,
VR9, shows no weakness and offers the best-possible protection even against threats from the Dragunov sniper rifle.
The exterior of Mercedes-Maybach S 600 exudes prestigious exclusivity at the first glance. Choice of exclusive materials, a lavish scope of equipment and a host of customisation options ensures the interiors of this sedan meet the highest standards of the most demanding customers all over the world. The concept of complete protection has been further advanced and a host of protective components has already been integrated, as a comprehensive system in the vehicle development and body shell construction phases. The continuous underbody armour under the entire passenger compartment is part of the specification of this vehicle as well – a unique selling proposition of the Mercedes-Benz Guard vehicles. The early integration of the protective components means that the appearance of the Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Guard remains virtually unchanged inside and out. There are no compromises on the Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Guard’s exclusive appeal, sense of space and freedom of movement.

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services:
Mercedes-Benz Financial Services offers a comprehensive range of automotive financial services. The products range from leasing and financing and offers financial services for dealerships, commercial fleet management, insurance solutions and banking services. The carefully created financial programmes assist customers in making their automotive dreams come true. The Mercedes-Benz Financial Services support the Daimler Group’s vehicle sales and promote customer and dealer loyalty considerably. Customers and auto enthusiasts visiting Mercedes-Benz pavilion during Auto Expo will be able to interact with the Daimler Financial Services consultants to seek more information about the various value-added financial programmes or to clarify doubts on flexible financing and high-end equipment packages. Customers will also be able to close financial transactions for their favorite Three Pointed Star at the Auto Expo itself.

13th Auto Expo product showcase from Mercedes-Benz:
1. A 200 d
2. GLA 200 d
3. AMG CLA 45
4. GLC 300 4MATIC
5. GLE Coupe 450 AMG
6. G 500 4×42
7. GL 350 CDI
8. C 220 d
9. Mercedes-Maybach S600 Guard
10. S 500 Cabriolet
11. AMG GT S
12. F1 W04 Hybrid AMG Petronas